Available Positions

Frederick National Laboratory: Data Analyst for Mass Spectrometry Proteomics (12/1/21)

Frederick National Laboratory: Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Scientist (12/1/21)

Frederick National Laboratory: Scientist I, RAS Mass Spectrometry (12/1/21)

USDA: Postdoctoral Associate (10/7/21)

Johns Hopkins University: Research Technologist (9/13/21)

Johns Hopkins University: Postdoctoral Fellow (9/13/21)

US FDA CFSAN: Food Safety/Chemistry Fellow (9/7/21)

University of Maryland: Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty (9/2/21)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Core Facility Manager (8/3/21)

NIH National Institute on Aging: Postdoctoral Fellow (7/19/21)

Johns Hopkins AIMS Core: Research Laboratory Technician (7/8/21)

US FDA CFSAN Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (6/8/21)

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Frederick National Laboratory: Data Analyst for Mass Spectrometry Proteomics

Posted: December 1, 2021
Location: Frederick, MD

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish NCI research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community. A major focus of the CRTP is the NCI RAS Initiative with the goal to discover new therapeutic interventions against RAS-driven cancers. In addition, the CRTP hosts the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) which performs and standardizes preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles intended for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and the Antibody Characterization Lab (ACL) which characterizes monoclonal antibodies or other renewable affinity binding reagents for use in cancer related research. CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Analyze data produced by a high throughput mass spectrometry proteomics laboratory
Interact productively and constructively with scientists performing mass spectrometry proteomics experiments
Produce detailed findings, figures, and presentations for discussion with mass spectrometry scientists
Comprehensive data analysis using variety of different methods and software, such as Proteome Discoverer, Spectronaut, Skyline, and etc.
Develop new proteomics and data analytical methods
Summarize and present key results at project reviews meetings and contribute and write manuscripts for per review publications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or other related discipline or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
More than three years of MS-based data analysis experience in mass spectrometry proteomics
Solid understanding of programs used to analyze mass spectrometry proteomics data
Strong theoretical understanding of both global and targeted mass spectrometry proteomics and bioinformatic methods to interpret and validate findings
Experience using several of the listed MS software suites for proteomics workflow analysis, such as Xcalibur, free style, Proteome Discoverer, MSGF+, Spectronaut, Skyline, etc.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
M.S. degree in biochemistry, analytical chemistry or other related discipline from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
2 years of related post graduate MS-based proteomic experience Data Analyst II
5-years for Data Analyst III
Experience with multivariate analysis techniques such as Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and cluster analysis
Experience with programming languages or platforms such as Python, R, or Matlab
Experience analyzing global and/or targeted proteomic data
Experience with producing and interpreting proteomic graphical displays, such as heat maps and volcano plots

Apply at: https://leidosbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/2257?c=leidosbiomed
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Frederick National Laboratory: Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Scientist

Posted: December 1, 2021
Location: Frederick, MD

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish NCI research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community. A major focus of the CRTP is the NCI RAS Initiative with the goal to discover new therapeutic interventions against RAS-driven cancers. In addition, the CRTP hosts the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) which performs and standardizes preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles intended for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and the Antibody Characterization Lab (ACL) which characterizes monoclonal antibodies or other renewable affinity binding reagents for use in cancer related research. CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop, validate, and implement mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics assays to support various projects, including drug discovery and development
Co-manage a proteomics research pilot with an emphasis on both targeted and global proteomics experiments
Operate and maintain state-of-the-art LC-MS instrument (Thermo Altis triple quadrupole) and ensure high-quality data generation
Comprehensive data analysis using variety of different methods and software, such as Skyline
Develop new proteomics and data analytical methods as needed
Summarize and present key results at project reviews meetings and contribute and write manuscripts for per review publications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
This position may be filled with a Scientist I or II, commensurate with the selected candidates experience. To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of a PhD degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or other related discipline or eight (8) years of related experience. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Scientist I – No experience is required with a doctoral degree, plus the following knowledge and or background
Scientist II – In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of 2 years of related experience, plus the following knowledge and or experience
MS-based proteomic experience in mass spectrometry proteomics
Solid understanding of separation chemistry for proteins/peptides analysis with an experience of nano-flow HPLC/UPLC
Extensive experience in sample preparation, LC-MS operation, troubleshooting, QC, standardization for proteomics workflow
Strong theoretical understanding of both global and targeted mass spectrometry proteomics and bioinformatic methods to interpret and validate findings
Experience using MS software suites for proteomics workflow analysis, such as Xcalibur, free style, Skyline, etc.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Experience performing MRM or immuno-MRM experiments strongly preferred
2 years of related post graduate MS-based proteomic experience
Experience operating Thermo Altis triple quadruple MS (nano-scale)
Experience performing global proteomics experiments
Familiarity with CLIA requirements

Apply at: https://leidosbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/2218?c=leidosbiomed
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Frederick National Laboratory: Scientist I, RAS Mass Spectrometry

Posted: December 1, 2021
Location: Frederick, MD

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP) develops and implements emerging technology, cancer biology expertise and research capabilities to accomplish NCI research objectives. The CRTP is an outward-facing, multi-disciplinary hub purposed to enable the external cancer research community. A major focus of the CRTP is the NCI RAS Initiative with the goal to discover new therapeutic interventions against RAS-driven cancers. In addition, the CRTP hosts the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) which performs and standardizes preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles intended for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and the Antibody Characterization Lab (ACL) which characterizes monoclonal antibodies or other renewable affinity binding reagents for use in cancer related research. CRTP scientists also work collaboratively with intramural NCI investigators to provide research technologies and expertise.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Scientist I (RAS Mass Spectrometry Group)
Support a range of collaborative NCI RAS Initiative projects encompassing global, targeted, and/or quantitative proteomics
Perform sample preparation and data acquisition/analysis for advanced top-down and peptide-based proteomic applications
Perform assay development for protein and PTM quantitation by peptide or proteoform reaction monitoring (PRM, PfRM)
Contribute to RAS proteoform assay expansion to encompass a broad range of cell, tissue, and cancer contexts
Assist with the daily operation and routine maintenance of three Orbitrap-based LC-MS platforms
Report, present, and publish research findings

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Possession of a PhD degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field or eight (8) years of related experience. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
No experience necessary with doctoral degree
Knowledge or experience in sample preparation, data acquisition, and data analysis for quantitative proteomics and/or top-down proteomics (with accompanying publication record)
Knowledge of or experience in operating and maintaining Orbitrap-based instruments
Demonstrated ability to independently carry out experimental procedures, balance changing priorities, collaborate with a team, and perform troubleshooting to ensure timely project completion
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Prior experience in top-down proteomic applications (global and targeted), instrumentation, and data analysis
Prior experience in protein purification, protein biochemistry, and standard molecular biology workflows
Prior experience in native mass spectrometry or proteomic analysis of membrane protein complexes
Demonstrated ability to rapidly master new workflows, software, technology, and instrumentation

Apply at: https://leidosbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/2170?c=leidosbiomed
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USDA: Postdoctoral Associate

Posted: October 7, 2021
Location: Beltsville, MD

The USDA Agricultural Research Service, Methods Application and Food Composition Laboratory, in Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking a post-doc associate in Analytical Chemistry or a closely related field. The position focuses on the measurement of nutrient compounds in using gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (LC), and mass spectrometry (MS).

Required Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with a Major in chemistry, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, or related fields with a strong background and interest in instrumental analysis, especially LC/MS (liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry) is required. Experiences with chemometrics will be a plus.

Interested parties should send applications to pei.chen@ars.usda.gov.
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Johns Hopkins University: Research Technologist

Posted: September 13, 2021
Location: Baltimore, MD

Research technologist positions are currently available in the Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS)
Core directed by Professor Kristine Glunde at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore,
Maryland. The technologist will help develop and run innovative mass spectrometry imaging applications
in diverse biomedical research projects in the fields of oncology, pharmacology, infectious disease,
neurology, radiology, pathology, and plastic surgery. The daily hands-on work of the technologist includes
cryo-sectioning, sample preparation, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging, data
analysis, preparation of data reports, as well as maintenance and upkeep of AIMS Core instrumentation
and laboratory facilities. Together with the AIMS Core Team, the technologist will closely work with and
support the users of the AIMS Core, and work with industry partners and instrument vendors in maintaining
and improving the cutting-edge instrumentation in the AIMS Core.

The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field,
have research experience in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography mass
spectrometry (LC-MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and/or MALDI imaging, and a
strong interest in mass spectrometry imaging technology applied to biomedical research. Excellent oral
and written communication skills are required. The successful applicant will work as part of a collaborative
team and use a wide range of cutting-edge instrumentation, equipment, and laboratory facilities in the
AIMS Core on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Opportunities are available to attend and present at
scientific meetings if desired.

If interested, please email your application to Dr. Kristine Glunde at kglunde@mri.jhu.edu.
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Johns Hopkins University: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: September 13, 2021
Location: Baltimore, MD

A postdoctoral position is currently available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in
Baltimore, Maryland working with Professor Kristine Glunde to develop novel applications for mass
spectrometry imaging. Research in the Glunde Lab focuses on cancer detection, diagnosis, and assessing
treatment response. Mass spectrometry imaging is frequently combined with in vivo imaging approaches
and complementary molecular and biochemical approaches to investigate, test, and develop emerging
biomedical imaging technologies. This position provides plenty of opportunities to develop research skills,
attend meetings, present research projects, and develop skills in grant writing, presenting, and networking.
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in mass spectrometry imaging including sample
preparation, experience in cell and in vivo studies, tissue harvesting and preparation, familiarity with
microscopic and histological techniques, and a strong interest in developing mass spectrometry imaging
technology and applications. We are looking for innovative, motivated, and creative scientists to join our
thriving research team. The successful applicant will work as part of a collaborative team and have access
to a wide range of cutting-edge instrumentation, equipment, facilities, including fully equipped cell and
molecular biology laboratory, as well as the Johns Hopkins Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS)
Core facility on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.

Research in the Glunde Lab focuses on cancer metabolism, novel metabolic cancer treatment targets, and
molecular and metabolic imaging of cancer. The Glunde lab is well funded, including several National
Institutes of Health grants. Dr. Glunde has mentored over 45 students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior
faculty and published over 100 publications in the field of cancer metabolism and molecular imaging of
cancer. Dr. Glunde is also the founding director of the Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS) Core
at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI), making available this highly multiplexed, high throughput
tissue imaging technology to faculty at Johns Hopkins and outside institutions.

The Glunde Lab is a diverse, international, and inclusive team of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate
students, undergraduate researchers, and staff members who engage in open, respectful, and critical
discussions of innovative scientific concepts and evolving research projects. Previous postdoctoral
scholars from the Glunde Lab now hold faculty positions, positions in biomedical government agencies, or
pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

If you are interested, please email your application to Dr. Kristine Glunde at kglunde@mri.jhu.edu.
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US FDA CFSAN: Food Safety/Chemistry Fellow

Posted: September 7, 2021
Location: College Park, MD

The Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is seeking an outstanding chemist with analytical or bioanalytical expertise to participate in our food safety/food defense research program. An opening for a food safety/chemistry fellow is available in the Bioanalytical Methods Branch. The position will involve the development and validation of methods for the quantification of unapproved compounds, plant toxins, and botanical constituents in dietary supplements using mass spectrometry (MS)-based techniques (i.e. LC-MS and/or GC-MS). A B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, or related fields, with a strong background and interest in instrumental analysis, is required. Candidates should be experienced with the latest liquid chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques and application of those techniques to quantitative analysis. Training or experience in analytical method development for complex matrices such as food, cosmetics or environmental analysis is also highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of references and a cover letter that includes a short statement of experience and research interests via email to: Christine Parker, Chief, Bioanalytical Methods Branch (Christine.Parker@fda.hhs.gov). Please use “Research Fellow 2021” in the subject line.
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University of Maryland: Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty

Posted: September 2, 2021
Location: College Park, MD

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Maryland, College Park invites applicants for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position, starting August 2022. Candidates with innovative research programs centered in synthetic organic chemistry or bioanalytical chemistry, who will synergize with current faculty in areas that include supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, proteomics/metabolomics, structural biology and nanotechnology are particularly sought. The criteria for selection will be proven excellence and/or potential for scientific impact through original research, scholarship, and teaching.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop or enhance vigorous externally funded research programs and have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from diverse backgrounds. As members of a key department in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty participate in major University and federally-funded Centers and Institutes, including the NanoCenter, the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR), the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), the Institute for Physical Science & Technology (IPST).

Scholars with highly acclaimed research programs and demonstrated excellence in education. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related discipline, significant research accomplishments, and experience in teaching/mentoring in the chemical sciences, broadly defined.

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)

Apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/86776.
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University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Core Facility Manager

Posted: August 3, 2021
Location: Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a Manager for its Molecular Characterization & Analysis Complex (MCAC), a core facility within the College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences. The MCAC is dedicated to developing cutting edge analytical techniques in order to solve modern problems while providing a stimulating learning environment and exposure to research for both undergraduate and graduate students. Open to universities and all other facilities in need of analytical techniques, the lab strives to be an environment of peer mentoring, professional team building, and a place to develop critical thinking skills by fusing academic research with both teaching and industry.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Financial Management, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the facility. Specific duties include:
– Leading and working alongside a team of research assistants and student staff to prepare samples and perform laboratory work, including creating dilutions and calibration curves, instrument method development, running analyses on facility instrumentation, interpreting results, and writing reports
– Performing quality control and preventative maintenance on facility equipment, including troubleshooting and performing simple instrument repairs and working with service engineers to diagnose and fix more complex issues
– Supervising and mentoring two staff members, including performance management and professional development
– Performing administrative duties such as reviewing and approving monthly billing for equipment usage and special projects, maintaining electronic notebooks
– Performing other duties as assigned

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a field of study related to the research of the facility; a minimum of three years of supervisory experience; and strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate to a broad audience. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and Biology or Chemistry experience, such as a Bachelor’s Degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to research in a laboratory, or a Bachelor’s Degree in an unrelated field with at least three years of laboratory experience.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s Degree in a related field; minimum of five years of experience with two or more types of analytical instrumentation, such as NMR, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, thermal, or proteomics; previous experience managing or working in a core facility at a university; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; a commitment to exemplary customer service; and an entrepreneurial spirit to continue and expand the services of the facility.

Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time position and includes full university benefits.

For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by August 20, 2021, (applications will be accepted until the position is filled) to: http://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493428?lApplicationSubSourceID=11482
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NIH National Institute on Aging: Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted: July 19, 2021
Location: Baltimore, MD

The Translational Geroproteomics Unit (TGU) is seeking diverse, highly motivated, and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellows to tackle important questions in aging biology using proteomic approaches. This is a full-time and fully funded primary research fellowship for individuals interested in leveraging mass spectrometry-based proteomics to have a translational impact on age-related diseases linked to hallmarks of aging such as cellular senescence and loss of proteostasis. Postdoctoral fellows will be mentored by Dr. Nathan Basisty, and will have access to a highly interactive, resourceful, and dynamic scientific environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation and ample opportunities for training and career development.

Potential projects: We are looking for postdocs interested in working on various projects, including but not limited to:
– Discovery and validation of ‘proteoform’ (modified proteins and protein isoforms) biomarkers of aging and their relationship with the rate of aging, the development of age-related diseases as well as physical and cognitive disability in human cohort studies such as the BLSA, GESTALT, and InCHIANTI.
– Targeting and quantifying senescent cells and dissecting the functions of heterogeneous senescent cell populations via their surfaceomes (cell surface proteomes)
– Mass spectrometry method development, particularly the development and application of workflows involving data independent acquisition (DIA/SWATH), PTM identification/quantification, and/or protein turnover analysis.
Postdocs are encouraged to independently develop and drive the direction of research projects, as well as establish new research directions.

Training and career development: Fellows will have access to hands-on training in multiple technologies and scientific techniques including mass spectrometry-based proteomics on several high-end instruments, analytical chemistry, cell culture, and mouse work. The NIA offers multiple career development opportunities for postdocs, including opportunities to apply for internal funding through the FARE (Fellows Award for Research Excellence) program, Nathan Shock travel awards, Interlaboratory Funding Proposals, Postdoctoral Fellowship Funding Awards, and the Independent Research Scholar (IRS) Program.

Postdocs are highly encouraged to attend conferences and scientific workshops for career development. Training also includes active participation in weekly multidisciplinary lab meetings, weekly Longitudinal Studies Section (LSS) Meetings, and professional development and research methods courses offered through the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE). Fellows are also encouraged to take advantage of the NIH interest groups, particularly the Proteomics Interest Group and the NIA Molecular Biology Interest Group.

Postdocs will also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), the longest running human aging study in the U.S., as well as other human cohorts (GESTALT, InCHIANTI).
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree. We are looking for candidates with background and/or a strong interest in one or more of the following areas: mass spectrometry-based proteomics, characterization of PTMs, cell culture, or related fields who are passionate and self-motivated in research. Candidates with prior experience developing and performing mass spectrometry workflows, coding with R or Python, and experience with human or mouse aging models are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Please email a (i) CV, (ii) cover letter detailing research interest, experience, and career goals, and (iii) three references to Nathan Basisty, PhD at nathan.basisty@nih.gov.

Compensation: Salary is consistent with NIH guidelines and benefits include health, dental and vision insurances, paid time-off, and conference time.
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Johns Hopkins AIMS Core: Research Laboratory Technician

Posted: July 8, 2021
Location: Baltimore, MD

This technical position of Research Lab Technician is to perform sample preparation, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) imaging, and data analysis in the Applied Imaging Mass Spectrometry (AIMS) Core at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (https://johnshopkins.corefacilities.org/service_center/show_external/3815). The candidate will closely work with and support the users of the AIMS Core under the supervision of the AIMS Core director. He/She is expected to section frozen or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues obtained from users onto conductive slides, use a robotic sprayer to spray enzymes/matrix onto tissue sections, set up MALDI imaging experiments, perform histology stains, and perform imaging data analysis under guidance. The candidate is expected to be knowledgeable about MALDI imaging analysis, SCiLS lab, iLAB, MATLAB, and statistical analysis methods. The candidate is expected to prepare reports about the obtained results in powerpoint and excel to be sent to users. The candidate is expected to frequently interact with AIMS Core users, requiring good people skills. The candidate is also expected to keep the AIMS Core facility clean, monitor inventory levels, order materials and supplies as needed, and keep records of all experiments performed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Communication:
Good people skills and good communication skills required. Exchanges information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.

Education / Experience:
Required: B.Sc in chemistry or related field required. M.Sc. in chemistry or related field preferred. Preferred science courses with lab & research lab experience in analytical chemistry. Mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), MALDI mass spectrometry or MALDI imaging experience strongly preferred.

Experience:
Background in analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry and HPLC required. Some related work experience preferred in a comparable lab performing MALDI mass spectrometry imaging, MALDI mass spectrometry, or other mass spectrometry imaging techniques, coupled with a general knowledge of biochemical/biological sciences or related field. Must be detail oriented, keep clear experimental records, have effective organizational skills, and be able to prioritize workload appropriately. Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and correctly, often operating more than one instrument at a time. Experience in laboratory procedures and good computer skills required.

Any specific physical requirements for the job: Must be able to lift 25 lbs., must be able to sit for long period of time, and must be able to climb at least 4 flights of stairs.

Budget authority (indicate dollar amount of budget managed and type/level of authority): Will work in iLAB to approve billing of users. Will order supplies based on need in SAP.

Please email your application to Dr. Kristine Glunde at kglunde1@jhmi.edu
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US FDA CFSAN Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Posted: June 8, 2021
Location: College Park, MD

The Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry Branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in College Park, Maryland seeks a temporary researcher with a Doctoral degree to participate in our food safety research program. To support its mission, the FDA is developing and implementing non-targeted screening approaches using liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC/HR-MS) for food safety purposes. The selected candidate will assist in the development and evaluation of these methods to evaluate the chemical content of complex sample types. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Computer Science, or a related field. Desired experience includes LC/HR-MS data acquisition and processing, metabolomics, molecular networking, database/library curation, LC retention time prediction, semi-quantitation of unknowns, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and/or Compound Discoverer node development/programming ability. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or a valid J1 Visa is required (F1 with OPT is acceptable until a J1 is obtained). Applicants must have been living in the United States for at least a total of 3 out of the past 5 years and pass a background check. The start date is negotiable. Salary is dependent upon experience. Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal. Please email your CV to: Dr. Ann Knolhoff, ann.knolhoff@fda.hhs.gov
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